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Brake Hose Clamp Question.

Discussion in 'Technical Help' started by Sprinter, May 17, 2019.

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  1. Sprinter

    Sprinter Kinigit
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    The previous owner of my bike was no slouch when it came to spending on aftermarket bits.
    When it came to fitting these parts not so much.
    I have spotted a cable tie keeping the master cylinder reservoir hose in place, so ordered a selection of hose clamps, and now ; I dont know if I should fit the one that says 8mm ,same as the hose, or. the smallest one I can get on, anyone have any thoughts ?
     
  2. Eldon

    Eldon Senior Member

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    A picture would help?
    Fit the size that matches the outer diameter, think more guide than clamp.
     
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  3. Sprinter

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    No pics tonight, thanks for the advice.
     
  4. Big Sandy

    Big Sandy Senior Member

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    I'd agree with @Eldon, just enough to hold the hose in place. Any tighter might cause them to snag, and looser may cause wear.

    Either way, better than a cable tie!
     
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  5. Eldon

    Eldon Senior Member

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    I have, and more importantly felt, incorrectly mounted braided brake hoses!
    On the little (11 year old) lads Beta 80 we were doing some training. The rear brake hose around the rear shocker mount had a poor clip. It had worn through the braiding and the braiding turns into needles :tired_face:
    He was doing a log step incorrectly so gets off and let's me show him. Demo performed and me shouting "more back brake" he did which promptly bust the rear hose exactly where the clip is.
    That lesson £50 thanks, as that's what it cost me :rolleyes:
     
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  6. alfie

    alfie Getting older but still going for it
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    I would avoid Jubilee type clips as they distort on tightening. I would go for fuel pipe clips as they tighten with consistent pressure all round the pipe.
     
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  7. Sprinter

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    download.jpg Went with these.
    I also got an even harder lever so chuffed.thanks for your help.
     
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  8. Eldon

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  9. Sprinter

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    The ones used are more usual, no? The P-clip would be more secure for sure. Possibly belt and braces?
     
  10. Eldon

    Eldon Senior Member

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    Sorry are you securing the pipe to the reservoir?
    If so yes you are correct, I'm over thinking it and was meaning locating the hose path.
     
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  11. Sprinter

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    Yeah ok ,hose to reservoir sorry.
     
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